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2016 BMC Teamelite 01 XT Bike

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2016 BMC Teamelite 01 XT Bike

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When you want all the performance of an elite World Cup-worthy soft tail frame, but aren’t quite ready to commit to the price, the BMC Teamelite 01 XT Bike is the ride that serves your purposes. It shares the frame the BMC team rides, with a carefully-curated selection of parts that keep both the weight and cost down.

The frame you should know by now. It’s at the front and off the front of the world’s toughest races. It’s a 29er that climbs nimbly, darts through singletrack, and descends with confidence. All that was fine. But the team found they wanted a little more vertical compliance for rocky, rooty stuff. They wanted the rear end softened so they could run a bit higher tire pressure to roll better over the rough stuff, and when the trail smoothes out. So the BMC engineers went to work. In two weeks, they delivered a prototype to the squad. The riders tested it out, gave their feedback, which led to further refinements. Which lead to what you see here.

They kept the geometry the same. Sort of: The small, medium, and large are the same, but an extra small and extra large were added. And there’s more, they kept most of the frame the same, with one major deviation. The way the seatstays join the frame. Rather than wrapping them directly, the stays stop before they reach the seat tube. Between the stays and seat tube, a damper now resides. This damper offers 15mm of compliance so that the rear end of the frame is constantly active. The frame comes with three dampers-they ride on two bushings that are held in place by two hex-head bolts. You can tune the ride according to your preferences.

Staying on board this Teamelite are the BMC Compliance Post, with tuned carbon flex, Fox fork, the BMC carbon flat bars, the BMC stem, DT Swiss XR1501 Spline One wheels, and Continental Race King Performance 29 x 2.2 tires. Comfort, durability, light weight, are all present. And while the wheels come tubed, they also come with all the pieces to convert them to tubeless for better traction on the trail.

BMC installed the Shimano XT group on this Teamelite. All the performance of their XTR, incrementally heavier, noticeably less flashy, and easier on the wallet. The XT derailleurs shift the XT chain over a 36/26 double ring combo and 11-40 eleven-speed cassette. The Shadow Plus rear derailleur is nearly invisible to the ground and keeps the chain close and taut while offering crisp shifts.

Shimano’s XT brakes are also the stoppers. The levers actuate hydraulic pistons that are ready to stop 160mm rotors that are designed to both shed mud and cool off as they spin. The result is predictable, consistent stopping performance regardless of the conditions.

The BMC Teamelite 01 XT Bike powers your legs on a dream-like ride that soars while still grounded in reality.



  • Bottom Bracket Shimano
  • Brake Calipers Shimano XT M8000
  • Brake Levers Shimano XT M8000
  • Cassette Shimano XT M8000, 11-40
  • Chain Shimano XT M8000
  • Crankset Shimano XT M8000, 36/26
  • Fork Fox 32 Float Performance Elite Series FIT4 Remote, 100mm
  • Frame Material Carbon, MTT 29
  • Front Derailleur Shimano XT M8000
  • Handlebar BMC MFB 01 Carbon, 720mm
  • Headset Integrated
  • Pedals Not Included
  • Rear Derailleur Shimano XT M8000
  • Rear Suspension None
  • Rotors Shimano XT M8000, 160mm (F), 160mm (R)
  • Saddle Fizik Tundra M7
  • Seatpost BMC Compliance Post Carbon, 5mm Offset
  • Shifters Shimano XT M8000-I
  • Stem BMC MSM 02
  • Tires Continental Race King Performance, 29x2.2
  • Wheel - Front DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline ONE
  • Wheel - Rear DT Swiss XR 1501 Spline ONE




SizeSeat Tube (c-c)Seat Tube (c-t)Top Tube LengthHead Tube LengthChain Stay LengthSeat Tube AngleHead Tube AngleStand Over HeightWheel SizeStackReach
XS - 400 550 90 429 73.5 70.0 - 29" 599 377
S - 445 584 90 429 73.5 70.0 - 29" 608 401
M - 485 610 100 429 73.5 70.0 - 29" 618 426
L - 535 630 110 429 73.5 70.0 - 29" 628 442
XL - 575 649 120 429 73.5 70.0 - 29" 638 458


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